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daedalus

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DAEDLUS2.WAD level names:

Level 01: "Outpost"

Level 02: "Power Plant"

Level 03: "The Chapel"

Level 04: "Courtyard"

DAEDLUS3.WAD:

This .WAD file is the third installment of the "daedalus" series, a replacement for levels 5 and 6. They are, appropriately enough, considerably harder and more complex than any of the previous levels. If you liked the first four levels, you should love these...

Level Descriptions: -Level 05, "The Bastion" As you materialize on a teleport pad in a small brick room, the first thing to assault your senses is the putrid smell of rotting flesh. Turning around, you see that the source of this smell -- a dismembered Archvile chained to the wall. Not a good sign... But where the hell ARE you? Glancing up through the skylight (we'll pretend this is Heretic) you see that you have been transported deeper into the mountain range. The exact nature of this complex eludes you, however -- it must have been mostly constructed by the demonic invaders.

In this level, your greatest challenge is the Bastion itself -- two large gates that are virtually crawling with enemies. If you can pass these, you can escape into the dark tunnels beyond. Don't be tempted to just run through this last section of the level, unless you're playing it on a really low difficulty level -- on most levels, your only chance is a series of "hit and run" attacks.

-Level 06, "Research Labs" You stumble into the darkness of the underground passage, bloodstained and weary from your last battle. Pausing for a moment to catch your breath, you look around. The first thing that becomes clear to you is that these are not natural tunnels. The walls here are metallic, not earthen, and the now-familiar smell of seeping radioactive ooze permeates the area.

You recall some rumours, back before the invasion, that there were hidden UAC research facilities in this part of the mountain range -- soon enough, you'll find out that those rumours were true. As for the specific type of research involved... well, you'll find THAT out soon enough, too.

The darkness ahead fills you with an inexplicable dread, but you really only have two choices: strike ahead into the unknown depths, or turn back and allow the rest of your race to be butchered...


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This is one of the best wads PERIOD. 5/5

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Zalewa

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"good evening!"

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Played all 6 levels @ UV. Typical 1994-style, with all its design flaws. Map layout, architecture, monster placements and gameplay are as you can expect: rectangular, little texture use, overly dark areas, flash lightning, a shitload of hitscanners, and way too easy @ UV. Overall maybe not too bad, but nothing special, and nothing new according to 2014 standards. Presumably 4/5 in 1995, but it's 2014, so 3/5 for the efford. Give it a try if you like to play easy old-style maps.

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If you want to go back to 1994, here you go; these kinds of maps are not my taste though. 3/5 for effort

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  • File Reviews

    • By Amaruψ · Posted
      I played up to The Crusher and... frankly, it soured the taste in my mouth to the point that I don't want to continue and try all of the maps.    Surprisingly hideous and wonderfully claustrophobic architecture, with monotonic texture usage and gimmicks at every turn of the map. Then of course the Arch-Vile maze because apparently it's a necessity to copy the Casalis at least once in your mapping career. The crushing ceiling was just the cherry on the top. Not a fan.
    • By Xouman · Posted
      It was interesting,sometimes fun,sometimes hard,sometimes annoyingly hard but we later smile about it(Going Down feeling you know?),i loved the fact that everything feels and look different in terms of level design,sounds,texures and visuals,and the music is here to say to you "you're on a vacation/exploration trip...but not too much,it's Doom !",and technically some levels are great creations,obviously with a modified Id Tech 1,because the original one couldn't do things that some level showed i guess.   Ancient Aliens have a very good overall feeling to play,it's Doom,with a bit of Blake Stone,Star Wars,System Shock and maybe others inspirations,it's very risky to merge differerents inspirations into one big work.   DeadLostSoul,Commander Keen,EvilMarines new enemies are nice too.   My favorites Levels :   Arachnotron Arrival (Nice constant spider in the middle that keeps the pressure on you to move or hide,i liked the monster placements and traps too)   Last Refuge Of The Anasazi   Sinkhole Showdown   Dare To Fly Where Eagles Soar   Ancient Aliens   The Nectar Flow (Huge Level and fun to play)   Polychromatic Terrace   Blazing Boulevard   Wormhole Junction (Damn this is a Going Down Style level !)   Leave Your Sol Behind (A three time height ramp/elevator[don't know how to call that]in Doom? Didn't know that was possible,and flying saucers travel to others worlds,seriously?,didn't expected that o_O,loved the creativity on this level)   Daylight Under A Dark Sol   Culture Shock (A level in the clouds and touching the sky,successive teleporters,a tv working,ropes to elevate yourself,real scales,we need more levels like this,It reminds me that WOW EFFECT i had with Zeal World in Chrono Trigger when i saw all that,too bad it was short,but fantastic idea)   I Skipped Illuminati Confirmed (Too many details and enemies,lags as hell can't do anything,it looked like an insane level)   I Skipped Trinary Temple (Too Much Lags)   I Skipped The Ones Behind It All (Too Much Lags)   The lasts levels lags a lot on Brutal Doom,but that's not your fault,i don't want to play Vanilla Doom,BD is way better to me haha.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A half completed partial conversion based upon the late 90s anime franchise of Tenchi Muyo, that i'm aware It exist and It was relevant in the western anime fandom, despite i know It marginally but i saw a special (Tenchi Muyo in love!) and my first anime figurine it's one of Ryoko... Oh, and a pair of compilation wads using charatchers from this series (Mihoshi and... Ryoko maybe?) downloaded eons ago from anipike, only the site name will make you understand how old It was when i got them, if you know It. Back on the review topic, the levels itself are... Really crappy and cramped as i remembered them when i played this the same 00 decade period i talked before. MAP01 is a small structure that... I suppose it's... Uhhh... A prison? The Matrix massive glitching? Mihoshi fever wet dream? A schizotypical delirium in Doom level form? Anyway, it's a small abstract structure with a yellow key apparently missing from the map, with a central hub sex dungeon where unhappy Hitler cacos portrait are watching your suffering navigating uncanny small areas finding a way to progress in this place; MAP02 Is set in the titular orbital airship from the show where cutesy, badly paletted sprites from the RPG game welcoming you in the living quarters of the ship; MAP03 Is a unfinished Island map with a temple structure reachable only by idclip It. I gave up in this point and didn't played  Sprites and graphic work in general is... not that bad, actually, despite the raw nature of It. I liked the movie wall in MAP03 and the simple succubi sprite in MAP01. Music choice is a joke and have almost nothing to do with the original source over that... Japan and anime are involved somehow, but now i want to make a level where a slow blue lights walls room is rising up slowly while "Cruel Angel Thesis" MIDI blast from the speakers giving to all of this a bizzarre feeling. Cruel Lift Thesis, AH! What a funny guy i am! Overall a small weird project unfortunately not that good to be acceptable, but weird and "bad" enough to be remember in ages. Also, another "War and Peace" piece of review for a mediocre but bizzarre wad that i wrote after a very long time! Thanks Tenchi Muyo Doom!
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A nice remake of Duke Nukem 3D "Red Light District" all made using stock assets and some liberties here and there from the original source, but it's a interesting concept after all. No exit and looks all kind of same-y, but the main areas are all here and it's not a bad remake. Maybe too many doors for DM?
    • By Maribo · Posted
      Violent mementos from The Inferno.
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